"Mommy, Mommy, I found it!"
"What did you find?"
"I found my booger!"
"Oh, honey, that's great! Where did you put it?"
"Right here, on the window!"
I had finished reading through one of the books with Paugie tonight and he, of course, wanted to read it again. I casually flipped directly to the middle of the book to start there and before I could turn the page, he listed which animal we were to expect on the next page. He had remembered! He has a memory like an elephant and since he's my brooder, that does not bode well for any of us!
Lochlan the Lion was "asleep" during his afternoon nap, when I sneaked into his room to grab the laundry basket (alas, my unending war on laundry still rages on...). I heard a little giggle and turned around to see him propped up on his elbows, smiling at me from ear to ear. So much for stealth! The nap may have been cut short, but it was definitely worth it.
The Tiger has been experimenting with places to potty, lately. I'm not sure when he assigned himself this particular mission, but it has been a productive, often entertaining, and (for Mommy) highly annoying one. Two days ago I walked into the bathroom to find him "spraying it down, Honey" to get it clean. I reminded him that we use ONLY water for such cleaning activities in this household. Today, I found him "filling the nasal flush bottle". Wow.
Pauge could not sleep tonight, so I got him up to get a little one-on-one hang out time with Mommy and Daddy. We chased him around the living room, taking turns "scaring" him and tickling him and in between each turn about the room, he would run over to the salad bowl on the counter and say (in Paugie speak): "Blueberry, please." We started counting them as we handed him each one, starting with several series of 1,2,3. Then we continued to 4, 5... He filled in "6". Mommy, "7". Pauge, "8". He was was counting all the way to 10, and didn't miss a beat.
I am delighted to announce that Lochlan's blue eyes are staying blue! When he wears something blue, those little beauties light up! Of course, it doesn't take much to get that boy to light up... he's the happiest thing since Christmas and is not afraid to let everyone know.